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June Sleeper Picks

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It can be challenging to look at a month’s worth of quality programming and pick which programs to mark on your calendar. Let Public Media Connect’s Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener help!

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National Memorial Day Concert Guests Announced

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A star-studded line-up of guests has been announced for the 2016 National Memorial Day Concert, which airs at 8pm and encores at 9:30pm on CET and ThinkTV16.

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Genius by Stephen Hawking Premieres May 18

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CET and ThinkTV will premiere a new, six-part series that challenges an ordinary group of people to think like the greatest minds in history to solve some of humanity’s most enduring questions.

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Stream Ken Burns’ NEH Lecture

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Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns will deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities at 7:30pm Monday, May 9. The lecture is a free, public event and, for those of us who won’t be making the trip to DC, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will stream the lecture online!

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Wallander’s Fourth and Final Season

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Kenneth Branagh returns to MASTERPIECE for the fourth and final season of his Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated role as Wallander, the soul-searching Swedish cop.

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Mark Your May Calendars: Sleeper Picks

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Each month, Public Media Connect (ThinkTV and CET) Program Director Jim Wiener puts together a list of sleeper picks – shows he thinks will be awesome even though they’re not making major headlines.

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Shakespeares Tomb

Posted by Elyssa Steffenson on

Beloved father, husband, friend, writer, poet and actor. That’s the kind of epitaph we might put on William Shakespeare’s grave today.

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Ken Burns' “Jackie Robinson” to air April 11 & 12

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Jackie Robinson is more than a baseball legend – he was also a civil rights leader.

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Blog: Homes, Parks and Towns that Changed America

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"10 Homes That Changed America," the first episode of the new three-part series "10 That Changed America," premieres Tuesday, April 5, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16.

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Call the Midwife Season 5 Premieres

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Call the Midwife is back for a fifth season! Season 5 opens in the year 1961 and Poplar is beginning to feel the winds of social change with the improvements in housing, sanitation and healthcare. But for the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, it’s business as usual as they continue to care for the sick and bring new life into the world.

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